What Do The Detroit Pistons Need To Keep Pace?

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Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons have been busy this offseason adding quality players in free agency. Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler, Cartier Martin, Aaron Grey, and D.J. Augustin are solid additions.

Are they enough though to stack up with the rest of the Central division?

The Cavaliers added the first overall pick in Andrew Wiggins and LeBron James — the best player in the NBA. That alone puts them atop of the division, but the Cavs weren’t done there.

They also signed sharp shooter Mike Miller and they are the front-runners for the best 3-point shooter in NBA history in Ray Allen. Plus, they still have a chance to add Kevin Love in exchange for Wiggins.

Then there’s the Pacers, who look like they might have taken a step back losing Lance Stephenson to Charlotte. Still, it’s hard to count out a team that had more wins than any other team in the east. Oh, and they signed former Piston Rodney Stuckey who fills the void left by Stephenson

Chicago may have missed out on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but they finally gets a healthy Derrick Rose in 2014 on top of the additions of college basketball’s best player Doug McDermott and skilled big man Pau Gasol.

Even Milwaukee got better with the selection of Jabari Parker, who might be the most NBA ready rookie.

The Pistons haven’t done enough to keep pace with the other teams in the division, but there are still moves to be made that could change that.

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